Since Homotopia launched in 2004 we have supported, curated, co-produced & commissioned a wide range of local, regional, national & international based companies, artists, events and performances including Gary Clarke Company, Caz & Britney, Joseph Mercier & Paniclab, David’s Place, My Scouse Voice, April Ashley : Portrait of a lady, Fellow Travellers Group Show, Outsiders – Liverpool’s first Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, The Lavender Club, Hello Sailor: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Queer Storytelling Festival, David Hoyle, Nigel Charnock, Our Story Liverpool which was the first ever research project into the hidden history of LGBT Liverpool, House Of Suarez ‘Liverpool Is Burning’, Gerry Potter’s ‘Miracle’, Homotopia seeks work in various art-forms such as live performances from theatre-makers, musicians, dance artists, performance artists, writers, artists and comedians/cabaret/vaudeville acts.
We are committed to supporting local artists wherever we can and are endeavouring to create more platforms and opportunities for new and emerging artists and producers. The work must be full length performances or interventions of at least 1 hour duration. We will consider shorter pieces of work for cabaret and performance art and also encouraging new music and live club performance. We also seek work from visual artists for a variety of exhibitions throughout the year.
ISOLATED CANVAS by BANKSIE
With narration in the form of a reassuring phone call from staunch drag sister and fierce trans-provocateur, Grance Oni Smith, Isolated Canvas captures a moment of transition – from one chapter to another, student to practitioner – channelling support in this moment of temporary isolation through a summoning of radical queerness: a spell of self-protection.
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCES I’VE EVER HAD by Colin Ginks
Colin Ginks use a variety of media (visual arts/writing/installation and video) to explore personal and universal experiences of (same-sex) desire. In this anecdotal work, Ginks highlights how the public space is instrumental in the forging of our sexual essentiality, and the risks involved – particularly for non-heterosexual individuals.
PURE by Natalie Harris
On the eve of her cotillion ball, a young Black girl grapples with her queer identity and questions her purity. Pure is a tender queer coming-of-age story that centers Black girlhood and reminds us to believe in joy.
SOMETHING IN THE CLOSET by Nosa Eke
Something In The Closet is a short film by award-winning director Nosa Eke. The film tells the story of Madi, a gay teenager who must come to terms with her sexuality as her desires begin to manifest themselves in unsettling ways.
The film was made with the support of Film London, the BFI Network, and Signature Pictures.
NUDE TRIUMPHANT by Leo Crane
Jay rushes to get ready for another frantic day until a chance encounter propels him into a strange watercolour world. Nude Triumphant is a collaborative celebration of identity, with a watercolour animation at its heart. Created by a community of Queer and intersectional artists, the project investigates our relationship with time and ourselves.
THE DEVOTIONS by Barry Fitzgerald
5 years ago, Barry met Bernárd. Both Irish, queer, and culturally Catholic. Barry is a performer from Carlow. Bernárd is a priest from Ennis who lived in NYC during the 80s and became an AIDS and LGBTIQ+ activist. The meeting inspired Barry to dive into their own experiences of religion, sexuality and growing up gay in rural Ireland. The Devotions brings elements of both their stories together.